More than 200 employees at a Clackamas County grocery distribution center will lose their family-wage jobs when the facility’s owner closes it and two other Northwest warehouses.
Supervalu will replace large distribution centers near Milwaukie and in Auburn and Tacoma with two huge facilities in western Washington – one in Ridgefield and one in Centralia.
“We think it’s a bad decision. It’s a loss for Oregon,” said Gene Blackburn, secretary and treasurer for Teamsters Local 206, which represented 200 workers who will lose their jobs at Supervalu’s warehouse near Milwaukie.
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